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Possession of Cannabis Warnings/ Cautions/ Arrests Since 2011/12

Question

I would like to request the number of; Warnings, Cautions, and Arrests for; Possession, Supply, and Cultivation of cannabis that took place in Avon & Somerset in each calendar year of 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 (to date).

You clarified:

To clarify - I would like all possession offences (conspiracy, with intent to supply etc.) to be included in the possession figures please. Also, I would like the data split in to separate offences, if this is too tasking however - one number for all offences combined will suffice.

Answer

Please see the information provided in the attachment.

You will note from the figures a decline in the number of cannabis warnings. The Constabulary are utilising other disposals where appropriate. An example of this will be the drugs education programme which started in April 2016.

FOI reference: 839/17.

Date of request: 10.07.17.

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